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This is an image heavy post for which I give no apology; this book has so many great pictures that it was hard not to include even more.

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A Coney Tale combines two of my favorite things: Bunnies and 17th century Flanders.

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Peaceful walks in the country.

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Playing in the park. Have you noticed that coneys love to play ball?

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Practicing archery with your Dad and making a momentous discovery concerning that gianormous tree. Holbun the Younger seems a bit anxious about archery.

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Sharing the discovery with the community councillors. No coney needs to be asked twice to eat something. Coneys are widely renown for their eating proclivities. I just love that flemish council room decor. Can you spot the Old Master painting in this scene?

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Mining for carrot, complete with engineering diagram. Not only is this book silly, it teaches a thing or two about real life Flanders. OK so it teaches them in a very silly way but I think that makes for a better story.

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Everyone gathers for the pulling up of the giant carrot.

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Away it goes . . . skyward. My favorite part of this picture is the coney on the left clutching his face (reminds me of The Scream by Edvard Munch).

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Wow, that’s one big carrot! The coneys stand in awe, for a few minutes anyway. Then they mow down on the biggest feast they’ve ever seen.

I just love this line: No coneys were hurt, as they are generally a rather bouncy group.

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The story ends with a grand ceremony in the remodeled park where the Holbun family is honored for their delicious discovery.

This book is out-of-print but plenty of copies are still available on the internet for reasonable prices. So if you’ve enjoyed this post you can certainly lay your hands on a copy for you and any little coney loving children you might want to share it with.

The author also wrote another coney book called Showdown at Lonesome Pellet, which I’m certainly going to be checking out.

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